Baby Names

Jerilyn here

I love love love baby names and here are some of my absolute favorites names of the celebrity ilk with the famous parent in parenthesis:

  • Bardot Vita (david boreanaz)
  • Sailor Lee (christie brinkley)
  • Elijah Blue (greg allman)
  • Fifi Trixibelle (bob geldof)
  • Moxie Crimefighter (penn jilette)
  • Ever Gabo (milla jovanich)
  • Piper Maru (gillian anderson)
  • Emerson Rose (teri hatcher)
  • Petal Blossom Rainbow (jaime oliver)
  • Bronx Mowgli (ashlee simpson)

My kids were named, after much obsessing, Zoe Jane (‘Zoe’ means ‘life in Greek, and Jane is Bob’s mother’s name) and Finn Mettlin (‘Finn’ is Irish for ‘fair’ and ‘Mettlin’ is my maiden name). Throughout my pregnancy with Zoe I watched the entire 5 seasons of Joss Whedon’s ‘Angel’ ( So very good, we need more tv shows like it!) and came very close to naming the new baby either Cordelia (the heroine) or Drucilla (the villian) but chickened out when I would mention these names to friends and family and was met with either polite blank stare or ‘Are you kidding?”. But I still quasi-like those names. I stole the name ‘Finn’ from the red-haired runner-up Laura Bennett of ‘Project Runway’ after I heard she had chosen that name. And Bob concurred with my name suggestions after mulling over hundreds of possibilities.

I prefer the old-fashioned English derived names like ‘Henry’, ‘Mary’, ‘Jack’ and so on yet I also appreciate the ‘expressly invented for that baby’ names like Tallulahma, Gannony and Wit. On the pediatrician’s sign-in sheet this morning, the three kids before us were named ‘Lilabelle’ ‘Thorman’ and ‘Cannadine’ so it seems the unusual names are on the rise. Or maybe unusual names are ‘out’ and the traditional ones are coming back. What did you name your kid? Leave me a comment and I’ll be compiling the results to post!

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  1. Pingback: Baby name meaning and origin for Finn

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